32+ Books to Movies Our Family Enjoys

Our girls love movie nights. If it is on video or Netflix, they are fans. Especially if they know it already or get to pick it. Well, the picking gets taken out of their hands fairly often and we use this opportunity to share what we consider classic movies with them. Most of the time, the girls love them. Some examples? The Sound of Music. State Fair. Little House on the Prairie. Mary Poppins. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

And then there are the movies that we pick, or they pick, that were books first. Those are fantastic opportunities to do read-alouds as a family and then watch the movie together. Or perhaps the girls see the movie at the library and want to watch it. Guess what they get to do first? Yep – they have to read the book before they watch the movie.

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This allows for comparison, critical thinking, analysis, and so much more. Some of our favorites?

  1. Ella Enchanted
  2. Anne of Green Gables
  3. The Sound of Music (read the biographies)
  4. American Girl books/movies
  5. Chronicles of Narnia
  6. Mary Poppins
  7. Peter Pan
  8. Paddington
  9. How to Train Your Dragon
  10. BFG
  11. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  12. James and the Giant Peach
  13. Princess Diaries I/II
  14. various fairytales
  15. Wizard of Oz
  16. Little women
  17. Charlotte’s web
  18. Robin Hood
  19. The Lorax
  20. Pinocchio
  21. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  22. various biographies such as Corrie ten Boom, Helen Keller, Amelia Earhart, Abraham Lincoln, and more
  23. The Indian in the Cupboard
  24. The Cat in the Hat
  25. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  26. A Little Princess
  27. The Secret Garden
  28. The Tale of Despereaux
  29. The Polar Express
  30. Mr. Popper’s Penguins
  31. Little House on the Prairie
  32. How the Grinch Stole Christmas



We have definitely had our fun with the book to movie comparisons and there are many more that I didn’t think of to list here.

Which ones have your family read and then watched? Are there some I didn’t list? We are always looking for more to enjoy.

At Home.


4 thoughts on “32+ Books to Movies Our Family Enjoys

  1. Leah Courtney July 23, 2016 at 3:18 pm Reply

    Sometimes I’m surprised to find that a movie I like was previously a book!

  2. Annette Tinholt Vellenga July 25, 2016 at 9:15 pm Reply

    we just watched BFG, I never knew it was based on a book. that surprised me!

    • 3gigglygirlsathome July 25, 2016 at 9:30 pm Reply

      Miss J loved the movie when she saw it with her grandmother. I haven’t had the opportunity to see the new one yet. We love all of Roald Dahl’s books and many of them have been made into movies. Some not so well done, though most are.

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